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    Default Home ethernet router with WiFi - what to get?

    I need to purchase an ethernet router sometime in the next few months. I'm guessing it should have four ports, although eight would be nice. It should also produce a WiFi signal for my wireless stuff to connect to.

    Do any of you have suggestions? Or should I just stop in at Fry's or Best Buy and see what they have?

    Searching for this on Google doesn't seem to be very educational.

    Thanks in advance for any insights.

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    I have the google Wi-Fi router. I like it. It comes with 3 routers that make a mesh network. It only has one port but I bought a five port switch for cheap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    I need to purchase an ethernet router sometime in the next few months. I'm guessing it should have four ports, although eight would be nice. It should also produce a WiFi signal for my wireless stuff to connect to.

    Do any of you have suggestions? Or should I just stop in at Fry's or Best Buy and see what they have?

    Searching for this on Google doesn't seem to be very educational.

    Thanks in advance for any insights.
    If you want to check Fry's, you should do so before you move to Idaho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    If you want to check Fry's, you should do so before you move to Idaho.
    Yeah. I figured that one out. That will be one of the adjustments we'll make once we're there permanently.

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    I'll take it from here.

    Go mesh. I've been very happy with Eero. I got 3 units which has erased any dead zones in my house, and also does a good job covering my patio outside. I think there are two ports for each unit; I don't use them. Setup was super easy. There will only a couple of hiccups during the first month, which were pretty minor. But since then it's been smooth sailing. The system updates automatically, and the family controls are extensive. I think it's now 100 dollars off from what I paid.

    My brother has the google mesh network like Moli, and he is happy with it.

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    I use Google Mesh. Super easy to set up and I have not had a single problem.
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    Funny... I just went to Fry's yesterday and bought TP-Link extender and installed it up stairs for the bonus room over the garage. It was as easy as plugging it in to a wall socket and picking it up on home network and plugging in the password of our home wifi.



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    Okay, Google Mesh for WiFi. This time around I actually want to use Ethernet wired connections for most things in my new house. Wires have already been run to all of the rooms and I'm expecting a few electronic devices to work better with direct connections than the current setup where everything is wireless.

    Thanks for all suggestions so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I have the google Wi-Fi router. I like it. It comes with 3 routers that make a mesh network. It only has one port but I bought a five port switch for cheap.


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    I also ended up getting this after reading the other thread we have here and researching and reading other reviews. I've had it for six months or so now. Very pleased. I have a very long house and the cable comes in on the far corner and like many of you with lots of kids and devices, wifi had been a problem for a long time. But no longer.

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    I am looking to get a mesh system. Google, Eero, Orbi or Velop? I keep reading reviews of each and just get more and more confused as to which one to buy. What makes Google better than the others or vice versa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Tank View Post
    I am looking to get a mesh system. Google, Eero, Orbi or Velop? I keep reading reviews of each and just get more and more confused as to which one to buy. What makes Google better than the others or vice versa?
    Support a new startup company, go with Eero. The sleek design and font style is worth the extra price! And really, does Google need any more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Support a new startup company, go with Eero. The sleek design and font style is worth the extra price! And really, does Google need any more money?
    Lol. Look at you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Lol. Look at you go.
    Call me the Uncle Ted of overpriced mesh wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Tank View Post
    I am looking to get a mesh system. Google, Eero, Orbi or Velop? I keep reading reviews of each and just get more and more confused as to which one to buy. What makes Google better than the others or vice versa?
    I really have no idea if google WiFi is better or worse than any others. But I have it and like it. It’s just WiFi, don’t stress over it.


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